What is the logical form of probability assignment in quantum mechanics?

Philosophy of Science 58 (1):36-60 (1991)
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Abstract

The nature of quantum mechanical probability has often seemed mysterious. To shed some light on this topic, the present paper analyzes the logical form of probability assignment in quantum mechanics. To begin the paper, I set out and criticize several attempts to analyze the form. I go on to propose a new form which utilizes a novel, probabilistic conditional and argue that this proposal is, overall, the best rendering of the quantum mechanical probability assignments. Finally, quantum mechanics aside, the discussion here has consequences for counterfactual logic, conditional probability, and epistemic probability

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Counterfactuals.David Lewis - 1973 - Foundations of Language 13 (1):145-151.
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